When you’re in a car or trucking accident in Hollywood or anywhere in South Florida, you may have a lot of worries. You may worry how you’ll pay for repairs, whether your insurance rates will go up, and whether your injuries will be serious. One thing you may not be worried about is identity theft or fraud. However, these are also issues you should consider.
Unfortunately, a small number of people target individuals who have been involved in traffic accidents. In some cases, fraudsters will stage a minor accident and gather information at the scene of the accident in order to steal someone’s identity. In other cases, fraudsters will take advantage of drivers who have been an accident by overcharging for basic services or by defrauding them in other ways.